This virtual exhibit melds science and art to create extraordinary images of brains – from high-resolution images of real brains from different species to artistic portraits crafted out of brain cells. Viewers can look at high-resolution images of octopi, zebra finches, mice, turtle, and human brains, as well as original artwork inspired by brains.
Commonpoint Queens is excited to offer a free virtual College Prep Boot Camp! This will be an intensive two-week program that will explore key topics in the college application process.
Each day in the two-week program will include two hours of live instruction, complemented by guided assignments to deepen knowledge around the topic of the day. By the end of the session, participants will have a rough draft of a college essay, essay brainstorms for supplemental or scholarship essays, a resume tailored for the college application, a personalized list of target, reach and safety schools, and a list of potential majors/minors for continued exploration.
The bootcamp will run in three sessions from July 20-31, August 3-August 14, and August 17-28. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; please apply here.
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Ages 8 – 10
August 10 – 14, 2020; 10 am – noon
In this weeklong virtual summer camp, participants will tap into their creativity while making connections between brain, art and science. They’ll create personal art masterpieces and learn about primary and secondary colors, and principles of math. They’ll also learn how the brain’s perception works by viewing interactive cow’s eye and sheep brain dissection demonstrations. And they’ll investigate optical illusions and brain games, while creating a toy to amaze family and friends.
$150 per child. Camp will include live science demonstrations, interactive activities, social games that foster group collaboration, and physical movement activities to minimize effects of screen time. Prior to the start of the camp, registered participants will receive a materials list of easy-to-gather materials such as paper, crayons, etc. Limited capacity; only a small number of participants will be registered to ensure a more personalized experience for campers. Advance registration required. Register online at https://nysci.org/home/programs/innovation-camps/
Back-to-school is right around the corner! Gear up for the Fall with free tutoring sessions with a certified teacher. TUTOR DESK offers at-home or online tutoring sessions for elementary students in reading or math. It is currently offering sessions at no cost to children ages 6-10. Call us at (516)400-3033 to reserve your spot.
Ever wonder how comics get made, or what it takes to make a great comic? We might guide you to the answer! QHS proudly presents a brand new summer workshop:𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙔𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮: 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙞𝙘 𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙨.
Come to create a comic about yourself! We want you to connect with your past through comics and art, to learn all the techniques needed to create their own graphical story though the art of comics. Taught by a professional comic book artist, you will tell the story of yourself and what makes you ‘you’!
Meeting Thursday and Friday afternoons for 5 weeks, students will take 2-hour lessons on the art of storytelling taught by Greg Renaud, a Queens local artist who has been focusing on illustration and cartoons. Techniques such as paneling, dialog, action, motion, and setting will be complemented with how culture and history can be used to tell a story.
Join us for a unique virtual program!
Participants will build amazing structures and explore engineering techniques using only paper. Participants will examine the objects around them in the spaces they inhabit and simplify them into geometric shapes. By breaking furniture and decor into primitive shapes, they will be able to build them out of paper using a basic set of techniques. They will use these techniques to create a new, remixed, or fantastic room space out of paper.
Ages 7 and above, families welcome.
Pay as you wish. Registration required.
This Virtual STEAM Workshop is supported, in part, by Simons Foundation, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Queens, and Con Edison
Click the link for more details and to register.
7:30 pm doors open & preshow; 8:30 pm film begins; 10 pm Q&A
The Queens Drive-In, a partnership between Museum of the Moving Image, Rooftop Films, and the New York Hall of Science presents The Last Out, a documentary directed by Sami Khan and Michael Gassert. Three young Cuban baseball players leave their families and risk exile to train in Central America and chase their dreams of playing in the Major Leagues. Filmed over more than four years, The Last Out tells the very human story of people caught between countries who want nothing more than to make a better life for their families. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated to Elmcor, a local nonprofit organization that provides support for the communities in Queens hardest hit by the pandemic.